#279 ~ Mockingjay (Review in Haiku)

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Published by: Scholastic

Published on: August 2010

Page Count: 390

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia

My Reading Format: Kindle and Hardcover versions purchased from Amazon.com

Available Formats: Hardcover, audiobook, eBook (and now paperback and film)

Associated Reviews: The Hunger Games and Catching Fire

My Review (sans spoilers)

Highest hopes I had.
Read right away hoping to
Devour, relish…

I heart Hunger Games
And Catching Fire. Alas,
this book left me cold.

Katniss, drama queen,
Where was your optimism,
Strength, passion, fire?

Peeta, Gale, oh you
Cardboard stereotypes of
Who you had once been.

Violence, intrigue,
Power grabs, yet at last I
Found it hard to care.

Review in Haiku,
For Mockingjay be plenty.
Something should be fun.

Other Voices

You’ve read what I have to say.  Why not check out the opinions of the many other bloggers who have reviewed Mockingjayi?  I would link to them individually, but you can have a lot of fun exploring them through Fyrefly‘s awesome Book Blogs Search Engine (link already set to Mockingjay for you).


  • At 2010.09.29 06:26, Sandy said:

    Aren’t you the clever one?! I love it! So beautifully and succinctly expressed my friend. The kids and I can’t seem to finish it – I think we are on Disc 8 or 9 out of 10? It is just painful.

    • At 2010.09.29 08:24, rhapsodyinbooks said:

      How wonderfully talented you are! Very well done!!!

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      • At 2010.09.29 09:51, Beth F said:

        Love it!!!! And I pretty much agree.

        • At 2010.09.29 13:43, bermudaonion (Kathy) said:

          What a fantastic review!!! I love it!

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          • At 2010.09.29 15:27, Ti said:

            You made the dislikes pretty. Love it.

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            • At 2010.09.29 17:29, Alyce said:

              Awesome haiku post
              I agree with you on this;
              could have been better.

              • At 2010.09.29 19:54, Kate {The Parchment Girl} said:

                Brilliant review! = )

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                • At 2010.09.29 21:23, Jennifer said:

                  It sounds like it shows that I had more fun writing my review than reading the book. It just didn’t work for me. And it appears that I may not be alone.

                  Sandy, I can certainly understand why you’re having a hard time finishing it.

                  Alyce, way to get into the spirit!

                  Thanks everyone for stopping by!

                  • At 2010.09.30 13:10, kay @ Infiniteshelf said:

                    Amazing how you summarized so many of my thoughts in so little words! I was disappointed with this one. THG is still my favorite.

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                      • At 2010.10.03 02:49, softdrink said:

                        That’s perfect, especially the drama queen line!

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                          • At 2010.10.04 17:51, Michelle said:

                            Oh how I love you!

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                            • At 2010.10.04 21:20, Michelle said:

                              This is wonderful, Jennifer. 🙂

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                              • At 2010.10.10 22:30, Literary Feline said:

                                How clever! I actually liked Mockingjay, so can’t say I agree with your final assessment of it, but I do really like your review. 🙂

                                • At 2010.10.24 10:10, Michelle said:

                                  HA! I adore this!

                                  Gotta say, for as much as I LOVE this series I was disappointed in Mockingjay. All the fun of the “team” business aside, there were some serious flaws with how Mockingjay moved along. It was entirely too depressing I felt.

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                                        Ha! Had to check it out. LOVE it!

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